A virtual exhibition organised
by the Federal Foreign Office
Peace processes to which women actively and substantially contribute are more sustainable and more effective. To empower women in peace processes, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1325 in the year 2000. Germany advocates on the ground, regionally and in multilateral organisations for the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda with a view to bolstering women’s rights and strengthening peace.
The Federal Foreign Office supports projects
in these fields worldwide:
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
Only when women play an equal role in working to prevent and resolve conflicts do the chances of achieving lasting peace increase. Here is Heiko Maas welcoming you to this exhibition.
Women, Peace and Security Agenda
Women play an important role in the prevention and resolution of armed conflicts, whether as human rights defenders under repressive regimes, as peace activists or as members of protest movements. Women advocate for peace in their communities, including in conflict zones and during peace processes. They move between fronts as intermediaries, create humanitarian corridors and negotiate with armed groups.
This stands in stark contrast to formal peace negotiations, in which, all too often, women are seldom involved.
An overview of
the project locations
All over the world, the Federal Foreign Office supports female activists and organisations in their efforts to prevent conflict and negotiate peace, to rebuild societies on an equal basis and distribute humanitarian assistance fairly, as well as to prevent sexual violence and promote gender-equitable peace missions. Click on the red marker to see where we support which project.
Who are the activists and organisations that the Federal Foreign Office is supporting? These videos introduce five women representing the full spectrum of these partners.